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by 57special
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: General question
Replies: 7
Views: 3760

No athletic scholarships in Manitoba, or any other school in Canada beside Simon Fraser University in BC.
by 57special
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Soon to not be Bauer-Emerson
Replies: 102
Views: 31189

These guys sound like complete idiots. And they want to run a school?
by 57special
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bantam AA team ranking for 2014-2015 season
Replies: 14
Views: 10084

Actually, last year the Edina BAA team was mediocre during the regular season. They had a nice run in the playoffs, knocking off EP in a surprise win, but they were not considered to be anywhere near Stillwater, EP, or ER, amongst others.

Next year they should be stronger.
by 57special
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bantam AA team ranking for 2014-2015 season
Replies: 14
Views: 10084

Edina should be better than last year, depending on who is still around. Lotta talk about players going to privates.
by 57special
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Anyone have a Top 10-15 preseason prediction for Class A?
Replies: 20
Views: 5578

Isn't Blake losing their young Dman to Shattuck?
by 57special
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: USAH safe sport training for coaches
Replies: 45
Views: 17967

I must saying that going through the course made me question whether or not I want to coach. The section(s) on abuse of players by coaches showed some ugly but necessary truths. On the one hand, I want my sons playing in a safe atmosphere where predatory behavior is caught ASAP, on the other I can s...
by 57special
Thu May 29, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Openings for 2014-15 List
Replies: 118
Views: 55068

I think it sunk in that they simply don't get the talent. On the rare occasion they do, it's scooped by a private. Big, successful associations can withstand the pilfering by privates. It KILLS smaller associations/ high schools. Spare me........ This is America (I think) and I can send my kid to a...
by 57special
Wed May 28, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Openings for 2014-15 List
Replies: 118
Views: 55068

I think it sunk in that they simply don't get the talent. On the rare occasion they do, it's scooped by a private.

Big, successful associations can withstand the pilfering by privates. It KILLS smaller associations/ high schools.
by 57special
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: No home ice advantage?
Replies: 39
Views: 8216

home teams tend to get home calls.
by 57special
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tryout ?s
Replies: 21
Views: 7036

Edina Open Both internal(Edina coaches) and external evaluators. Coach selected. I do feel that Evals should be part if the process, but there aren't written Evals in Edina. Of course there is always anecdotal info passed along. You're talking semantics. We have many cases where a top player is inju...
by 57special
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Where would the 2014 Edina team rank in all time champions
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

This team was dominant for the lst month. Get used to it. Edina gets better as the eyars roll along. This dominant group of Edina seniors is the only class in a five-year stretch (from last year's grads to next year's frosh) who failed to win a State Bantam or PeeWee Championship as second years. N...
by 57special
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Where would the 2014 Edina team rank in all time champions
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

I wonder if they were overrated because of their blowout wins against LN and Stillwater, two teams that weren't used to the spotlight. I would've like to have seen them play HM, DE, and possibly EP. Unless there are a lot of departures, I don't see Edina's dominance ending anytime soon. There are so...
by 57special
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 26196

Great first post!
by 57special
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2014 Year end awards
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Thought Spinner should've been on it.
by 57special
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Semi Final - Edina vs Eagan
Replies: 27
Views: 6987

Elbow to the head? Not what I saw, nor the refs, nor the TV people. It was a hard , clean, check.
by 57special
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Semi Final - Edina vs Eagan
Replies: 27
Views: 6987

I thought East looked very good last night, but had zero puck luck. Edina is essentially the Duluth team on steroids.

edina 4-2
by 57special
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Squirt A & B Tournament of Champions (NOT)
Replies: 33
Views: 11159

InigoMontoya, I know where your headed but we have a total of 35 Squirts. We returned 4 forwards back from our "B" team last year and we did consider going "A" but only had one goalie at this level and 1 returning defenseman. No we don't have an "A" team we have 12 total players on our "B" team, 12...
by 57special
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Malmquist
Replies: 33
Views: 10232

Bellows is a beast, but skating is his weak point, if he has one.
by 57special
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 26196

Agree that the Bantams should've had 2 B1's. The Peewee group is talented this year. They have 4 C teams, 4 B2's, and 4 State eligible teams, which is exactly what the USAH recommends. At the Squirt level the B and C teams are about average in D6 . There is a few reasons for this, but the main one i...
by 57special
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44293

QuackerTracker,

C(3) seems to be the exact situation. Seems like the ref was right, though the call felt wrong at the time. Not my team, btw.
by 57special
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44293

Squirt C game. Slow clear rolls down into opponents zone. Goalie comes way out and pounces on puck about halfway between net and blue line, then decides to cover it up when he sees a mix of his and other team's players bearing down on him, though I'd say they are still a good 20 feet away at this po...
by 57special
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44293

I've found the officiating in Bantam D6 to be extremely tight. 2 and 10's are handed out like candy. At this point I think they might as well just go to non checking, as it more accurately describes what is being officiated, for the most part. There are some good refs in D6. One in particular breaks...
by 57special
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 26196

The Edina Squirt program as a whole is extremely healthy with 13 teams, up from 9 just a few years ago. They have made a conscious effort to have more teams at the A and B levels ( 2 and 6, as opposed to 1 and 4 in recent years)' resulting in slightly lesser results than in previous years. Time wil...
by 57special
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 26196

The Edina Squirt program as a whole is extremely healthy with 13 teams, up from 9 just a few years ago. They have made a conscious effort to have more teams at the A and B levels ( 2 and 6, as opposed to 1 and 4 in recent years)' resulting in slightly lesser results than in previous years. Time wil...
by 57special
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 26196

old goalie85 wrote:Maybe it's because Edina has a great school system. School being more important than hockey to the parents.
Yup. It it was all about sports, I would have my boys playing somewhere else.